One demonstration of the exceptional maturity, responsibility and foresight of ex-president tRump is a comparison of the number of electric buses (mostly now powered by renewable energy sources) in USA and China. China has about 400,000 Europe 4,000 USA had 450 at the end of 2019 full story https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-10-08/china-dominates-electric-bus-market-us-getting-board One very clear message… Continue reading Trump legacy – environmental disinterest
The Gnostic gospels contain many unedited and unpoliticised records of the words of Jesus, and other wise women and men of that era. One of the most striking and urgent messages for the present day is that people, specifically their soul, incarnate on Earth for a brief spell and the only obstacle to realising… Continue reading Consumerism – the religion
A fascinating quote from The Gnostic Gospels: Jesus said, “I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling stream which I have measured out … also … he who will drink from my mouth will become as I am: I myself shall become he, and the things that… Continue reading religious institution or gnostic psychological transformation
I’m always keen to encourage people to make, mend, improve, create ANYTHING, rather than be a passive victim of the drugs of consumerism. But the best aspect of having busy hands goes beyond the product – when one’s hands are busy, the mind has space to be receptive – and this is when the best… Continue reading Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but dont stop!)
Thought for the day: Why does nearly everyone in the supermarket look confused, impatient, lost, oblivious to those around them? Why do they look angry when they get in their £23,000, black, 4 wheel drive, aggressive Shopping Trolley? examples >> Because they have been taken over by advertising, losing their money and freedom. Walking… Continue reading easy steps to freedom
Personalised exercise for each individual Some good ideas for designing the exercise that suits you, rather than suits what others tell you! Have you tried jump roping, rollerblading, using resistance bands, running stairs, biking around downtown or the park, playing tennis or recreation league soccer, hiking, swimming, kayaking, or dancing? Also recommended: yoga, tai… Continue reading 3-fold prescription for complete health: Exercise, Healthy Food, sleep
#pathologicalwealth – a hashtag that was long overdue! A preamble to the video of Ethos Genesis Post-mechanisation,the production and distribution of basic needs is so simple that we should all be bored stiff. In fact, most people are too busy and exhausted due to the corrupting effects of pathological wealth of the few, and disinterest… Continue reading Pathological Wealth – and solutions
The message is toxic don’t ripen … grow old just gaze at the garbage and do as you’re told … the collective is shouting ‘do something perverse‘ (unconscious of satire one snigger per verse) … beginning to notice: my brain growing old … why drool at the TV and do as you’re told? … Continue reading Rejoice in Choice
I asked my pal in Illinois why the area he lives in is so sparsely populated and yet Chicago (the nearest very big city) is bursting at the seams: “They move to the city for jobs, but … Even the city jobs are few. America isn’t what the rest of the world envisions it to… Continue reading Individual freedom versus corporations
The View from the Hill Today,as I gazed down at the town from my hilltop, I saw a “man” who had inherited about £120,000 several years ago, and, rather than buy his council flat, he’d blown all the money on foreign holidays (which he couldn’t recall, due to the vast intake of alcohol) and wanted… Continue reading Productivity, mass media and alienation
Please, please switch off the noise, and take heed, There is nothing “out there” that you need shallowness and consumerism create alienation and derail our journey to wholeness Related wisdom quotes: quotes to inspire – true democracy kindness and empathy in childrens education 🦉 © Peter Fairbrother @pjforguk www.pjf.org.uk 🌄
When new cars and tourism leave you empty When Albert first renovated an old car – when he was still in his teens – he felt an immense sense of freedom. Even then insurance was a ripoff, so he only used it for late summer – July through September. The only experience that matched… Continue reading Consumerism and loss of soul
An election is due, ‘Family Values,’ (John Major) Before bedding another, was it two years or greater? Then ‘I didn’t love her. My greatest regret’ His absence of love makes it better? You bet politicians lying – the hall of shame Jonathan Aitken, the pride of the Right Chin raised like a martyr to… Continue reading values and politics
The ultra-rich fly by far the furthest, while 57% of the UK population does not fly abroad at all.
It’s very refreshing to hear of a clear majority never conforming to the dominant ‘faith’ of the western world – Self Indulgent Consumerism.
The 3 stages of life: 1. A child wants a shiny new car, as soon as he/she sees one. Eventually it dawns that the car isn’t new, or novel, for very long. Maybe need a better one … 2. The wiser person gains more satisfaction from renovating a modest, less polluting car. We are related… Continue reading choices – consciousness or consumerism …